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  1. Sierra Newfs

    Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts - October 2013

    This free course is being offered again in October. I took it in March and not only really enjoyed it, but learned so much. Even if you aren't a breeder, this is useful information while you do have an intact dog in your care and Week 6 on sterilization alone makes taking the class worthwhile...
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    Free Seminar: Managing Your Dog's Arthritis - Raleigh, NC

    Free Seminar - Managing Your Dog's Arthritis Make plans now to attend a free seminar on "Managing Your Dog's Arthritis" and learn about the various ways you can care for your canine companion. Where: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Main College Entrance – South Theater 1060 William...
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    Understanding the Twists and Turns of Bloat

    The Morris Animal Foundation has made available their 32+ minute webinar, "Understanding the Twists and Turns of Bloat" at: From the Morris Animal Foundation page on the webinar: Bloat is a common canine health issue, of which there are two types. The milder form...
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    Is your dog happy to see you? Look at its eyebrows to find out.

    Is your dog happy to see you? Look at its eyebrows to find out. Dogs use specific facial expressions to show how happy they are to see their owners, scientists have found.
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    Stabilizing the Stabilizer - AKC CHF

    Cruciate ligament info from the AKC Canine Health Foundation: Stabilizing the Stabilizer
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    Heartworm drug resistance: It's real

    Heartworm drug resistance: It's real August 19, 2013 By: Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM For The VIN News Service In the world of canine heartworm disease research, reluctance to use the R word has evaporated. Leading authorities in pet parasites now concur that resistance to the class of drugs...
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    Clicker Expo 2014

    Clicker Expo 2014 will be held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA on January 24-26 and at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, VA on March 28-30. Registration opened today for Long Beach and will open 8/21 for Norfolk. The events sell out in advance so if you're thinking of going...
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    What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Cardiologist - AKCCFH

    What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Cardiologist In this podcast we bring you another installment in our “What to Expect when you visit a Veterinary Specialist” series. This podcast features an...
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    National Veterinary Cancer Registry

    Hopefully no one will need to use this resource, but if it's needed it could be invaluable. From the website: The NVCR will collect, compile, and analyze crucial information from pet-owners and veterinarians about pets that have been diagnosed with...
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    Regenerative Medicine to Treat Orthopedic Injuries in Dogs From the website: In this 40-minute webinar,“Regenerative Medicine for Canine Orthopedic Concerns,” Dr. Sherman Canapp discusses the recent progress in the use of regenerative medicine to treat orthopedic injuries...
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    SPARCS Conference - Seattle, WA & Online June 28-30, 2013

    Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) Conference is being held on June 28-30, 2013 in Seattle, WA and will also be broadcast live at: The list of speakers and topics are quite impressive. I've included a brief summary of...
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    Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference - Sept. 27-29

    Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference The Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference is scheduled for Friday evening, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.Dr...
  13. Sierra Newfs

    Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts - Free Online Course

    I wanted to pass on the information for this free online course. ************************************************* Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts Margaret V. Root, DVM, PhD, DACT This course will help anyone who loves dogs to better understand their dog’s reproductive health and...
  14. Sierra Newfs

    The Hurt Unlocker

    The Hurt Unlocker Your pet can’t tell you he’s in pain, but the way he behaves can say plenty about how he’s feeling By Genevieve Rajewski February 26, 2013
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    New Tick-borne Disease Found

    New Tick-borne Disease Found Tufts researchers show that in some cases, what looks like Lyme could be a completely different illness transmitted by the same bug By Lindsey Konkel February 28, 2013 Under the microscope, Sam Telford surveyed the tiny, spiral bacteria floating in spinal fluid...
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    Susan Friedman April 6-7 - San Diego, CA

    I wanted to share information on the seminar below. Susan Friedman is an engaging presenter and makes what could be dull topics easy to learn, thought provoking and lots of fun. I'd love to meet other Newf people there. Susan Friedman, Ph.D. Parrots, Porpoises, Pooches and People Mastering...
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    Susan Garrett's Recallers

    Susan Garrett is offering her Five Minute Formula for a Brilliant Recall (a.k.a. Recallers) course online again. With that, she has posted three mini-webinars on training at: Even if you don't sign up for the course, the information in the webinars make them...
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    The Ethics of Raising Purebred Dogs - New York Times

    The Ethics of Raising Purebred Dogs The positions and the debaters participating are: Make Health, Not Show, the Standard Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology at Barnard College and a researcher of...
  19. Sierra Newfs

    Developmental orthopedic disease in large-breed puppies

    Developmental orthopedic disease in large-breed puppies Rapid growth can rapidly lead to skeletal abnormalities. Here's how a careful look at a pup's nutrition can help. Feb 4, 2013 By: Ed Kane, PhD DVM NEWSMAGAZINE In dogs, osteochondrosis is one of a diverse group of developmental orthopedic...
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    "Hunger Pains" Documentary

    “Hunger Pains” Tells Story of Canine Swallowing Disorders and the Bond We Have with Our Animals Dr.Stan Marks August 30, 2012 Dr. Stanley Marks, a professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has produced a documentary entitled "Hunger Pains." This 12-minute film highlights four...